Moose Jaw Self Storage Units Aren’t Just for Stashing Junk

At SaskWatch Storage in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, we would like to take this opportunity to Thank our many loyal customers at our mini storage facility. In fact, since opening our doors in 2011 we continue have many of our original customers.

ToolStorageA key to this is that many people who use our self storage units aren’t just stashing junk. In fact, renting a unit from us is a very cost effective business strategy for many business owners and entrepreneurs.

We continue to host tradespeople like drywall, electrical and plumbing folks that use their units to warehouse supplies. It’s convenient and affordable. Others have stored their clothing lines and other physical products they sell from home.  We have even had larger businesses that store financial records, especially the ones that CRA is asking you to keep for 7 years.

Self storage in Moose Jaw from our perspective is as much about convenient domestic use as it is about savvy business owners taking advantage of an opportunity right within their own community. If your a small business owner in Moose Jaw and want to know more about how we can serve you, feel free to contact our manager Kathy directly at 1(306) 630-2526.

Thank you everyone in Moose Jaw and we hope you have a wonderful July 1st celebration in Crescent Park!

Moose Jaw Fireworks, photo courtesy of Discover Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw Fireworks, photo courtesy of Discover Moose Jaw

Welcome to Your Home and Good Luck Mandy Eirich!

SaskWatch Storage is proud to be an ongoing supporter of the Moose Jaw Chapter of Habitat for Humanity and we are very excited for Moose Jaw’s latest recipient family – the Eirich’s! We believe in community and we wish Mandy and her entire family all the best as they build themselves a place to call home!

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Here’s the original article from the Moose Jaw Times Herald:

It’s a dream come true for Mandy Eirich. Eirich, her 14-year-old son Keagan, and her 12-year-old nephew Kaleb will be the sixth family to move into a Habitat for Humanity home in the Friendly City.

“I was born and raised here in Moose Jaw,” said Eirich at the ground-breaking ceremony held Friday morning. “I’m proud to have grown up here and I’m proud to be raising my kids here.”

As a single mother, Eirich hasn’t always had things easy. Her nephew has lived with her full-time for the past three years and on and off before then while the boy’s mother, Eirich’s older sister, dealt with debilitating mental health issues.

“All we ever wanted for Kaleb was stability and a home that he could call his own,” she said. Kaleb’s mother passed away in October. Eirich said it was an extremely painful time for her family, but thanks to the support of her mother and roller-derby teammates, she was able to make it through.

Now she said things are starting to look up. “It was a hard application. I put my entire life into it. It took me about a month of truly believing in myself,” Eirich said.
Habitat for Humanity does not give homes away for free. Successful applicants are required to take part in the construction process for a specified number of hours. Friends and family are also required to help. Eirich will also be responsible for paying the mortgage but at no interest as well as regular property taxes.

Eirich said she’s excited to take part in the task ahead of her. “It’s the most exciting thing in my entire life. I’m learning how to build on my own.”

Habitat-for-Humanity-Logo-Moose-Jaw-StorageAccording to Bill Harris, chair of Habitat for Humanity Moose Jaw, there are more than one million children in Canada who don’t have a safe, affordable, decent home in which to live.
“If there’s a million in Canada who don’t have a decent home,” said Harris, “then we must have our share of them in Moose Jaw.”

Harris also said that Habitat has received lots of help from the community in previous building projects, but they are always looking for more. You don’t need any construction experience to be able to take part. “The key thing now is that we need volunteers. It’s a case of involving the community. If you don’t know anything about building a house, this is a good place to learn. Anyone who feels they can roll up their sleeves, that’s what we’re looking for.”

Eirich said she feels as if the struggles she’s faced throughout the years are finally paying off in the form of her very own home. She said having a hand in building a home for herself and her two sons is empowering.

Her message to other single mothers: “Never give up. Right now I’m struggling so much, but just know that there’s people out there to help you in your community, and to never be afraid to ask for help.”

To volunteer or more information on the application process, please visit Habitat Moose Jaw.

Make Your Storage Unit Your New Years Resolution

Welcome to 2016!!! We’ve seen many people coming and going to their self-storage units at SaskWatch Storage in Moose Jaw. One thing that crossed our minds is “how efficient do folks make their units?”  Your self-storage units don’t have to be a space you visit once

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or twice a year to dig something out of a stack of boxes. They can be highly organized, easily accessible spaces that free up necessary space in your home or office.  Here’s a few hints on how to get the most out of your storage space:

Unpack and Arrange Items Efficiently
Before you load up the truck to take your packed items to your self-storage unit, check with our manager to make sure there is adequate space for the truck to maneuver to your unit.

As you arrive at the facility and begin to unload, arranging your furniture, equipment, boxes, and other odds-and-ends efficiently in your storage unit will make a big difference in maximizing its convenience.

Here are a few tried-and-true suggestions for putting items into your unit:
Plan ahead
•    While your storage unit should already be clean and swept out, consider putting down protective canvas sheeting, cardboard or wooden boards on the floor for cleanliness.
•    Keep a fold-up step stool in your space for accessing hard-to-reach areas.
•    Frequently-used items should be placed near the entrance for easy access. This holds true for file boxes and other business items, too. Continue reading

Cindy Locker Confirmed for 2015 Rocker in the Locker Event!

I know everyone is probably losing sleep over the upcoming election…OK, that might be a bit of an exaggeration BUT the really big news is that SaskWatch Storage has been able to lock down Moose Jaw’s One and Only “Cindy Locker” for the 2015 CHAB Rocker in the Locker Live Event on Saturday, October 31.

2015-10-16_1105Look for Cindy during the event!

We’re pretty sure that if you sweet talk Ms. Locker, that that guitar of hers will get smokin’ and she’ll even sing a couple of old fan favorites by request like:

  • Girl’s Just Wanna Have Lockers (1983),
  • Mini Changes Everything (1983),
  • Term After Term (1983),
  • I Packed All Night (1989), or
  • All Through the Storage Unit (1983).

Don’t forget to ask Cindy Locker to Dance too… 🙂

Good luck everyone and thank you to all the Moose Jaw Business Community and Sponsors for this FUN Event!!

2015 ROCKER in the LOCKER Event at SaskWatch Storage!

Woot Woot Woot.…it’s time for the 2nd Annual ROCKER in the LOCKER Event at SaskWatch Storage in Moose Jaw with our great friends at 800 CHAB Radio!

Get our mystery Rockers out of the locker for a chance at winning what’s inside!

Rocker_Locker_Sale_Self_Storage_Moose_Jaw800 CHAB has taken some of the biggest names in rock and roll history – and locked them up at our facility! 800 CHAB has secured a big storage locker at SaskWatch Storage and each day you need to figure out who’s in there..to get them out!

If you do, you’ll get a key that could unlock the SaskWatch Storage locker filled with thousands of dollars in prizes…check out what last year’s winner Liam Baillie raked in!!

Rod Stewart...er' Liam Baillie Grand Prize Winner!

Rod Stewart…er’ Liam Baillie Grand Prize Winner!

Once again, thank you to the Moose Jaw Business Community! Inside the locker was close to FIVE Thousand Dollars $$$$ in prizes!!!  Check out the full details on our Grand Prize Blog Post.

OUR SALE EVENT!

To celebrate this great event, SaskWatch Storage is offering a “Rocker in the Locker Sale” on ALL of our vacant units. Give our Manager Kathy a call at 1 (306) 630-2526 to get the full details.

Rocker in the Locker is brought to you by:
Andy’s Transmission, Cross Canada Flooring, Ashdown’s, Young’s Equipment, Culligan, Realty Executives, Bandy City Auto, SaskWatch Storage and the Greatest Hits of All Time – 800 CHAB!

Self Storage in Moose Jaw Gives A Hoot

Canada DayIt’s Canada Day in Moose Jaw shortly and at SaskWatch Storage we’d like to do a shout out to our neighbours and hopefully you’ll be able to stop in and see them too.

The Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre (SBOIC) was created to help promote the conservation of the endangered Burrowing Owl and their prairie habitat through education, stewardship and eco-tourism. The Centre opened its gates to the public for the first time in the spring of 1997.

SBOIC_Moose_Jaw_self_storageOur facility, along with much of Moose Jaw, is built on “owl habitat” and this is why we’d like you to help support their cause this Canada Day. Take a few minutes and stop in to say hi and learn more about these owls and how you may be able to help them out.

Speaking of habitat, if you are finding your own habitat to be getting a wee bit cluttered, give our manager a call and come check out our units for rent. We’d love to earn your business because we give a hoot 🙂

Spring Melt Down SALE for Self Storage In Moose Jaw

Spring SaleWell after that Saskatchewan winter for the record books, we’re ready for a Spring Melt Down Sale!!!

Sign up for a 6 month lease and we’ll pay your last months rent! That’s right, you get your storage unit for FREE on the last month.

But heck, if you want to stay longer…no problem. We’ll even give you a discounted rate. Talk to our manager and they’ll be happy to set you up in our Customer Loyalty Program with preferred rates.

Act NOW and get a FREE storage unit while they are still available! Limited number of storage units available so Contact Us today at 1 (306) 630-2526 to secure yours.

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Santa’s Self Storage in Moose Jaw

Santa has been spotted in Moose Jaw and it looks like he’s taking a few precision flying tips from our troops out at 15 Wing with the 431 Air Demonstration Squadron (check out the video).

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From all of us at SaskWatch Storage (Santa’s self storage in Moose Jaw), we would like to wish you and your loved ones a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a joyous holiday season!

ROCKER in the LOCKER SALE at SaskWatch Storage!

Self Storage at SaskWatch Storage in Moose Jaw is singing a new tune with our great friends at 800 CHAB!

Get our mystery Rockers out of the locker for a chance at winning what’s inside!

Rocker_Locker_Sale_Self_Storage_Moose_Jaw800 CHAB has taken some of the biggest names in rock and roll history – and locked them up at our facility! 800 CHAB has secured a big storage locker at SaskWatch Storage in Moose Jaw, and each day you need to figure out who’s in there..to get them out!

If you do, you’ll get a key that could unlock another locker filled with thousands of dollars in prizes, including a brand new rocker recliner from Ashdown’s and tickets to John Fogerty at Mosaic Place!

To celebrate this great event, SaskWatch Storage is offering a “Rocker in the Locker” Sale on ALL of our vacant units. Give our Manager Kathy a call at 1 (306) 630-2526 to get the full details.

Rocker in the Locker is brought to you by:
Andy’s Transmission, Cross Canada Flooring, Ashdown’s, Young’s EquipmentCulligan, Realty Executives, Bandy City AutoSaskWatch Storage and the Greatest Hits of All Time, 800 CHAB!

Self Storage Solutions for the College Student

September has come around and it looks like it’s back to school for the kids. In some cases this could be post-secondary college or university, perhaps even our very own local Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST).  What a great

School books with apple on deskopportunity to do a little “house keeping” too. What to send along and what to keep? Life in the dorm’s on campus or in apartments can be tight and storage space is almost always a challenge.  If your leaving Moose Jaw, we wish you all the best and perhaps a SaskWatch Storage storage unit would be ideal for you to keep your stuff before your parents set it out on the curb while you are in class 🙂
If you are new to Moose Jaw, we’d like to welcome you and wish you all the best in your studies and time spent here in our amazing city. Renting one of our self storage units is Continue reading